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South Sound BIPOC Monthly Roundtable Meeting


South Sound Black, Indigenous, People Of Color (BIPOC), in partnership with the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the Monthly BIPOC Business Roundtable via Zoom. This monthly meeting is an opportunity for BIPOC business professionals to learn more about local BIPOC businesses and resources available to BIPOC businesses. South Sound BIPOC members and any [...]

Intro to Business Live Webinar


This class is designed for those who are thinking about starting a business or in the early planning stages. Learn the fundamental elements of what makes a business successful, the basics of business planning, and the steps to take to turn an idea into a reality. Meet staff from the Washington Center for Women in [...]

Wednesday Webinar – Government Contracting for Veteran Owned Small Business


Happy National Veteran's Small Business Week! The tenth annual NVSBW is October 30 - November 3, a time to recognize the contributions of our military veterans and families and highlight the resources available to support veteran entrepreneurship. Tune in this week to learn about contracting with the federal government as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) [...]

Are You Ready to Export?: Are You Ready to Go to a Trade Show? Part 1


Are You Ready to Export? Are You Ready to Go to a Trade Show - Part 1 Join us this week as members of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT)provide helpful tips for businesses who want to attend trade shows. They will also speak about trade shows where they provide support for Washington businesses. Background [...]

NOAA SBIR Agency Introduction: presented by ARC WA


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) Program provides seed money to small businesses who are developing new technologies that might be of interest to federal agencies. Overview of the SBIR program – presented by Kate Hoy, Washington State APEX Accelerator SBIR/STTR Advisor 1. General overview of the SBIR/STTR program. Learn about the funding, who is eligible, and what Washington [...]

Digital Navigation for Seniors

Join us for an introduction to the digital world. The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce will be delivering the NorthStar Digital Literacy learning path which covers computer essentials, software essentials and using technology in daily life. We will also discuss web security and best practices for staying safe online. And we encourage you to bring [...]

SquareSpace 101


If you want to use SquareSpace to build or to edit your own website, this webinar is a good place to start.  We’ll go over how to select the right template for your business, how to build and edit your pages, change your navigation, fill in your SEO settings, connect to your merchant processor if [...]

Business TuneUp: Accounting

Thurston County EDC 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA, United States

New small business? Struggling with accounting? Business TuneUp is a workshop style training for existing businesses in the early growth stages. Instructor lead workshops are paired with online learning modules so participants can prepare for the class and review what they have learned & created. Alongside this program we also offer no-cost business coaching to [...]

Are You Ready to Export? Are You Ready to Go to a Trade Show – Part 2


Join us this week as the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association provide information on grants which support Washington businesses attending trade shows. The U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA Office of International Trade, Export-Import Bank of the United States and United states Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural [...]

MAKE: Stained Glass Snowflake

Lacey MakerSpace 16 Baran Drive SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Using glass bevels, jewels, and stained glass, you’ll learn to cut, grind, and solder glass pieces together to turn them into a beautiful snowflake of your own design. This four-hour class is a fun introduction to working with glass and will give you a chance to see how this medium fits with your creative interests. [...]

$65 – $80